yí proper; should; suitable

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, qiě and; moreover; yet ]

Note

Possibly picture of a sacrifice of meat on an altar
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using mián : ān (peace) tā (it) bǎo (jewel) fù (rich) hán (cold) shí (real) zāi (disaster) zì (letter) gōng (palace) song (Song) yuàn (courtyard) kè (customer) xué (cave) róng (to hold) jiā (house) guān (official) dìng (to set)
Using qiě : jiě (elder sister) zǔ (grandfather) zū (to hire) zǔ (to form) zǔ (to hinder)

Sounds same

Different tone

yī (one) yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes) yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already) yì (easy) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (justice) yì (also) yì (city) yì (catch) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yì (idea) yì (different)

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